First it was Amazon, then Dollar General and now it is Tractor Supply Company as the business announced on Wednesday that it would be putting a distribution center North of the River and in Maumelle.
The Amazon and Dollar General distribution centers will both be located in North Little Rock while the Tractor Supply facility will be new construction in Maumelle’s industrial park, said Mayor Caleb Norris.
Tractor Supply brands itself as the “largest rural lifestyle retailer” in the country and had 2,003 stores in 49 states.
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The 900,000 square foot facility represents a $100 million investment and will create 450 full-time new jobs when the building is completed at the end of next year as construction is expected to start this summer.
In a press release, Hal Lawton, Tractor Supply’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “[W]e look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with the Maumelle community. In support of our Life Out Here Strategy, this new distribution center is a significant investment to help serve our growing store base and online sales as we build a strong, relevant company for the future. We appreciate the support of the many state and local officials who have worked extensively to establish a business climate in which everyone can prosper.”
“I am thrilled that Tractor Supply is investing in Maumelle with their newest distribution center,” Norris added. “This huge win for Maumelle follows years of work and demonstrates that Maumelle is a thriving city.”
Gov. Asa Hutchinson said, “the creation of 450 full-time jobs will continue to boost to the state’s economy and make a big impact on Arkansas families.”
The Maumelle location will be Tractor Supply’s 10th distribution center as one is currently under construction in Ohio, and there’s eight facilities currently in operation.
The nearest to Arkansas is in Waco, Texas.
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